Facebook HQ or Google Zurich?

Booking.com unlN34
Dec 21, 2017 13 Comments

I’ve heard that Google Zurich has competitive to US salaries and living in Europe is definitely a big plus (for me at least).

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    • Google pRlo08
      Even if you are of European descent, I’m told from friends who have been there that you will be an outsider unless you speak impeccable Swiss German
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Expedia pfender
    BTW, Swiss are the most xenophobic lot in Europe.
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Facebook Gngc62
    Living in the Bay area and commuting to MPK is a major factor to consider. Depending on your preferences of where to live you can commute 2+hours a day. That is not worth while for most people.
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    Everyone says Zürich is boring af
    Dec 22, 2017 2
    • New / Eng ryujehong
      “You are a coder, you are supposed to be crazy enthusiastic about coding all day long”
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng Bofkens
      Zurich is indeed boring
      Dec 22, 2017
  • New / Eng ryujehong
    Switzerland is worth staying for at least a year
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • Amazon
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    chuk mukmore
    Did you directly apply to zurich's position? Or they gave you an option?
    Dec 21, 2017 0
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    • New / Eng poop[::-1]
      At what point would you recommend transferring from Zurich to MTV? When you're L5? L6?
      Dec 21, 2017
    • New / Eng fBTCb
      Oh no, I'm starting out in Zurich as L3 and am considering transferring to MTV at some point. Probably not worth it before L5?
      Dec 23, 2017
    • New / Eng fBTCb
      Alright, thanks. :) tbh, there aren't many companies I could go to after Google in my field that wouldn't be (or feel like) a downgrade. :/
      Dec 25, 2017
  • Google PzGq33
    Google Zurich but only if you're sure there's a team that you like (and there's a quorum)
    Dec 21, 2017 0